"She listens attentively every time."
About: Ayrshire & Arran Community Services / Elderly Community Mental Health Service Ayrshire & Arran Community Services Elderly Community Mental Health Service
Posted by Rocket5701 (as ),
Shirley (my C.P.N) has been visiting me for almost 2 years. I always knew she would arrive on time if possible and never worried that she would not visit. This was very important as I have negative feelings about myself. She Is always helpful and considerate of my ever changing moods of depression, listening while I’m ranting then helping me make sense of negative thoughts of self-harm e. g. overdosing, never dismissing these thoughts so I have no fear of expressing how I’m feeling to her because I know she won’t deride me.
I was sexually abused at a young age and was only made to remember when I was much older with children. I always felt dirty and inferior. When my baby daughter died, cot death, I believed that bad things happened to dirty people, even yet that thought comes back and I feel I might contaminate people. I also fear people will see the person I hate and that I’m always being watched when these feeling are strong. Shirley listens attentively every time.